France, Loire Valley
The DELAUNAY property has passed from father to son for five generations. It is THIERRY DELAUNAY who in 2004 took over the business from his father, Joel, after completing his oenological studies.The domaine’s 68 acres, planted on flinty clay perruches soils, are located in the commune of Pouillé in the heart of the LOIRE VALLEY on the banks of the Cher River.
The DELAUNAY approach is to cultivate their vineyards with the greatest respect for the terroir of the region.
Rigorous pruning in winter, ground cover of the parcels to suppress weeds, de-budding of vines in June, and careful canopy management in July all contribute to obtaining high quality grapes and the production of fruity, well-balanced wines.
The Winemaking Philosophy
As Thierry DELAUNAY will tell you,
"My approach is to cultivate our vineyards with the greatest respect for the terroir of the region. Our property has been certified as sustainable agriculture since 2006 and we take a non-interventionist philosophy in our winemaking."